West Seattle Crime Watch: Alert neighbor helps nab burglary suspects

Earlier today we got a call from a woman who said she had tipped police off to burglars in her neighborhood, after seeing people running through her neighbors’ yard with what seemed to be loot – even dropping an XBOX game console at one point. We headed to the area, couldn’t find any police, but were pursuing a followup; SPD Blotter beat us to it by publishing the tale of how it unfolded:

On 2-7-12, at approximately 10:56 a.m., officers responded to the 1200 block of SW Myrtle St, to investigate a burglary in progress where the three suspects had fled from the house.

The victim called 911 when she observed the three suspects flee out the back door of her residence. Officers quickly arrived in the area and began a search. One suspect was located within minutes, a few blocks from the scene. The other two suspects were quickly located and positively identified by the witness.

All three suspects are male and 18-years-old. The trio was processed and booked into King County Jail for Investigation of Auto Theft and Burglary.

The suspects drove a stolen Honda to the scene. The Honda was recovered and held for processing by detectives.

Another reason why police make the request over and over again – if you see something suspicious, please call 911!

18 Replies to "West Seattle Crime Watch: Alert neighbor helps nab burglary suspects"

  • andrea February 7, 2012 (3:14 pm)

    That is awesome they got caught

  • onceachef February 7, 2012 (3:22 pm)

    Good job neighbor…hopefully they won’t get a “slap on the wrist”….stolen car, stolen goods…make ’em pay their dues judges!

  • Bill at Duwamish Head February 7, 2012 (4:16 pm)

    Neighborhood Watch 1
    Bad Guys -3

    Great job West Seattle neighbor and SPD.

  • Johnny Davies February 7, 2012 (4:24 pm)

    Now, cut off 1 hand per.

  • WK February 7, 2012 (6:01 pm)

    Um yeah not quite quite cut off a hand ok? Bad I understand but really we don’t live in that kind of country.

  • Silver Interweb Surfer February 7, 2012 (6:47 pm)

    Woo Hoo! Way to be vigilant and get SPD to there in time to shut ‘er down.

  • Tbone February 7, 2012 (8:35 pm)

    Excellent! A great resolution to a really crummy thing.

    Will WSB be publishing updates? I know it’s not a huge case, but just hoping to find out what ensues in the courts, etc…

    • WSB February 7, 2012 (9:30 pm)

      Tbone, if we can get reports with names on them … the names are never posted in the online reports so we have to have our WSBeat correspondent Megan work her magic. – TR

  • kim February 7, 2012 (9:06 pm)

    Same “kids” who promised the policeman they would not burgle? Just wonderin’…

  • WsBoB February 7, 2012 (9:28 pm)

    I like the idea of removing a hand for each offense. I think that would take a bite out of crime.

  • me February 8, 2012 (12:43 am)


  • Buck February 8, 2012 (7:20 am)

    Idea – print their pictures on the front page of the paper for all to see, in their jail outfits. That will deter others…unless they think it’s cool to have your picture in the paper.

  • John February 8, 2012 (8:55 am)

    Good job neighbor and SPD! Please make an example out of them. I for one am very tired of these punks breaking in to our homes. They seem to be getting more and more brazen and who knows what that will lead to.

  • Another neighbor February 8, 2012 (11:27 am)

    Yay neighbor!

  • bling February 8, 2012 (8:26 pm)

    Sundown you better take care if I find you’ve been creeping up my back stair… GO SPD and good job neighbor!

  • KN February 8, 2012 (10:54 pm)

    good news. let’s get em off the street and cleaning the sides of the freeways. nice!

  • westseattlemom February 10, 2012 (7:27 am)

    Great job neighbor and SPD! Thanks for being vigilant and making the call. Our house was burglarized in October.

  • DollarTreeNut February 12, 2012 (10:34 pm)

    @ BUCK: I’m sure they would just take that opportunity to use that as their senior picture, assuming they are even still in school.. :P

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